86 minutes, 2016
Director: Hernán ZIN (Argentina)
Production: La Claqueta PC (Spain), Contramedia Films (Spain), Final Cut For Real (Denmark)


Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, about 9 million Syrians have left their country. Half of them children.
Filmed in 4K and with an original music track composed by Gabriel Yared, the documentary “Born in Syria” follows seven of these young children for a year. Through their eyes, we share their lives, from fleeing Syria, through the refugee camps in the Middle East, to their arrival in the promised land, Europe. And then we continue to follow them during their first six months in Europe. This film is a unique testimony of the refugees’ experience.


Hernán ZIN was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. Having studied international relations he has spent the past twenty years travelling the world making documentary films, writing articles and books.
As a director his credits include several documentary films, including: “I Want to be Messi” (2013), “Born in Gaza” (2014) and “10 años con Bebe” (2016).